This session is a part of the "AANA Peer Assistance and Wellness Pre-Congress Workshop". Registration is complimentary to State Peer Advisor (SPA) volunteers. Interested individuals serving on their state’s wellness committee or potential future SPAs are also welcome to qualify to attend as space permits. For details email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sessions will impart education and training to prepare and build the community of CRNAs, which includes State Peer Advisors (SPA) and state wellness committee members, to support the well-being and prevent substance use disorder (SUD) among CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists. Lectures and discussions will address the evolving SPA role to refer SUD related calls to the AANA Peer Assistance Helpline. SPAs and state wellness committee members will be equipped to raise awareness among the profession of the importance of personal emotional and physical well-being and the occupational risk, signs and behaviors of drug diversion, impairment, and substance use disorder. This interactive workshop is for CRNAs serving as State Peer Advisors and/or on state wellness committees.